Washington University School of Medicine - Advancing Human Health
Washington University School of Medicine is a leader in improving human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research and education, our outstanding faculty members have contributed many discoveries and innovations to the field of science since the founding of the School of Medicine in 1891. The School of Medicine is one of seven schools of Washington University in St. Louis.
Washington University Physicians is the clinical practice of the School of Medicine and provides care for more than 430,000 children and adults at 49 clinical sites each year. Washington University provides clinical services in partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital - both nationally-recognized, world-class teaching hospitals on the campus of Washington University Medical Center.
The School of Medicine is a robust research enterprise and received more than $596 million in gifts and grants during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2010. Our faculty, staff and students are committed to advancing the application of research discoveries to clinical care through multidisciplinary collaborations, such as BioMed 21. Our clinical faculty experts oversee a wide array of clinical trials, which offer patients the opportunity to participate in the evaluation of innovative treatments and prevention strategies.
Our students have the opportunity to learn from master clinicians and researchers while pursuing their studies in a wide array of academic departments and programs. Our MD program, as well as our programs in occupational therapy, audiology and communication sciences, and physical therapy, are among the highest ranked in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Our faculty members are actively engaged in the local, regional and global community. Their efforts to improve human health range from studying and remedying disparities in health care, to educating local populations on disease risk, to affecting change in public health policy. Multidisciplinary efforts, such as those coordinated through the Institute for Public Health, are leading efforts to positively impact human health.
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Thank you for your interest in Washington University School of Medicine, a vital community of students, faculty and staff dedicated to excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. Our medical school is an exciting place to be - the atmosphere is one of collegiality and collaboration fueled by the talents and energy of people who accept the challenge to lead in advancing health care delivery.
Currently ranked among the top five medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Washington University School of Medicine is the most selective in terms of student quality. The School's faculty members are the staff physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. These two fine hospitals, perennially recognized for excellence in patient care, also provide a superb atmosphere for training students, residents and fellows. Washington University also operates the nation's largest medical scientist training program, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program dedicated to educating the next generation of physician-scientists.
Along with the quality of its graduates, faculty members are primarily responsible for the School of Medicine's international reputation. Peer-reviewed, published research is one hallmark of an outstanding institution, and, by that yardstick, the School is extraordinary. It currently ranks as the fourth-largest recipient of NIH research funding, and rarely does a week go by that the School's researchers are not represented in one of the leading scientific journals.
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The University of Washington School of Medicine is the medical school for a five state region Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Students train in rural community clinics in these five states as well as at Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, two of the regions most comprehensive, state-of-the-art health-care facilities.
The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (ISIS) is featured in this segment along with interviews with David Raible PhD, Jonathan Drezner MD, Teresa Maresca MD, Robin Bennett MS CGC, and more.
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